ORIGIN THEATRE REVIVES NEW-PLAY READING SERIES “MONDAYS IN MAY”
AT FINANCIAL DISTRICT’S BECKETT’S BAR AND GRILL
BEGINNING MAY 2
5 NEW PLAYS FROM IRISH PLAYWRIGHTS BASED IN IRELAND AND NEW YORK WILL BE SEEN IN STAGED READINGS THROUGH MAY 30
After a two-year break, Origin Theatre Company is reviving its popular new-play reading series, “Mondays in May,” with staged readings of new shows read every Monday in a month packed with Mondays – five in all!
THE ASSHOLE GUIDEBOOK
By Emma Cooney
Directed by Mick Mellamphy
Taking place in the second-floor banquet rooms of the Financial District’s popular Beckett’s Bar and Grill, 81 Pearl Street.
May 9th - 7.30pm
By Catherine Higgins-Moore
Directed by Olivia Songer
The series is curated by Origin’s artistic director Michael “Mick” Mellamphy, now in his first full season at the helm of Origin. Origin Theatre, which launches its 20th season in the fall.
May 16th - 7.30pm
By Colm Summers & Ciara Ní Chuirc
Directed by Colm Summers
The May 23 reading of “Peace and Love in Brooklyn” is presented by Origin in association with Irish American Writers and Artists.
May 23rd - 7.30pm
PEACE & LOVE IN BROOKLYN
By Eamon O'Tuama
Directed by John Keating
May 30th - 7.30pm
By Fergal O'Byrne
Directed by Tim Ruddy
All readings are at 7:30pm and are free (reservations are essential).
Drinks and food are available for consumption before and during the readings.
The “Mondays in May” reading series is made possible Thanks to support from The Irish Consulate in New York.